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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple's 'You Want This' Innovation Keeps It on Top: Because of its propensity to create products that create a need, Apple has been named the nation's No. 1 most innovative company for three years running. 'This is less of a comment on one breakout innovative product and more of an acknowledgement that the company has a core capability with their talent, process and decisions to be an innovative company,' said Barry Jaruzelski, senior VP at Booz & Co."  MacNewsWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Apple points Judge Koh to new Federal Circuit ruling on damages and injunctive relief" Foss Patents 4:26 PM
  • "Samsung won't talk settlement with Apple? Yeah, right: Samsung's says it won't negotiate a settlement deal with Apple in its wide-reaching legal battle. Legal watchers think otherwise." CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "Samsung: We don't intend to negotiate with Apple/Samsung's mobile chief rules out a settlement to a Korean news service after HTC decided to make peace with Apple." CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "Samsung plans no settlement with Apple: executive" AFP 8:20 AM
  • "Samsung: HTC may have settled with Apple, but we don't intend to at all" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Samsung executive: No plans to settle with Apple" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Commentary: Will Apple soften its stance against Samsung after reaching peace deal with HTC?"  DigiTimes 8:20 AM
  • "iPad Mini Creates More Demand Than It Cannibalizes"  AllThingsD 8:15 AM
  • "iPad Mini won't cannibalize its big brother's sales, analyst says: Cowen and Co. finds that over 50 percent of those who plan to buy an iPad Mini are first-time tablet buyers." CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "If Apple signs up China Mobile expect additional $45 per Apple share, analyst" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Apple appeals $84,000 Chinese court judgment over App Store encyclopedia infringement" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Apple appeals Chinese ruling over encyclopedia infringement" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Apple reinstates 'start page' after long absence" AppleInsider 9:43 PM
  • "Could the browser eventually kill apps?" Fortune 11:54 AM
  • "The Prettiest OS X Bug Your Mac Could Ever Hope To Get [Image] Cult of Mac 12:53 PM
  • "iOS 6.0 bug causes audio streams to download multiple times, can cause data overages" AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Public Radio Group Finds iOS 6.0 Streaming Bandwidth Bug" TidBITS 9:10 PM
  • "What's Up With The App Store And iTunes Right Now?" App Advice 1:42 PM
  • "Taming Apple's new Fusion Drive technology: Apple's new hybrid drive offers great benefits, but a few drawbacks for some setups." MacFixIt 3:52 PM
  • "iTunes Match: One year in" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "How to restore your data from the cloud" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Adding subscribers to your photo streams" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Pro Player Review" Mac|Life 11:54 AM
  • "Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Navigate Spotlight [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Organize Your Dock With Spacers" Mactuts+ 8:41 AM
  • "OS X: Finding Mountain Lion's Installed Software List" The Mac Observer 8:03 AM
  • "How To Compress Files, Expand Archives, And Preview Archived Files On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "3 Ways To Convert Images And Photos From One File Format To Another With A Click" McSolo 8:05 AM
  • "Turn Your Mac Into A Direct Email Marketing Machine With The Direct Mail App" NoodleMac 8:05 AM
  • "12 Reasons To Use PerfectTablePlan To Plan Seating Arrangements On A Mac" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "The Simplest, Easiest To Use Online File Sync App For The Mac Is Free" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "Try The All-in-One Mac Music Player For Pandora,, And Grooveshark" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Release Your Inner Child And Use Your Mac To Build Digital Lego Models To Love" BohemianBoomer 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac adds touch support for Windows 8" V3 11:41 AM
  • "Discover the power, performance and polish of Unity 4" Unity 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers Mac Office 2011, Office 2008 updates" FairerPlatform 10:24 AM
  • "Introducing SushiReader: The Simplest River-Of-News RSS Reader For Busy People" MyAppleMenu 8:45 AM
  • "Mac owners can now visit Anna...if they dare" AppleTell 8:43 AM
  • "Logitech introduces Mac-based video surveillance" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Logitech Alert security cameras add OS X support" TUAW 8:43 AM
  • "Logitech Finally Outs OS X Support For Its Alert Security System" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "DriveDx 1.0 - professional drive diagnostics solution for Mac" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "Ivideon 3.0 for Mac OS X - Webcam Surveillance Over the Internet Free" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Automatically edited video dances to Drop'n'Roll - Now on OSX" prMac 8:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to distribute another $2.5 billion to shareholders via Thursday dividend" AppleInsider 9:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook named most powerful person in US wireless industry" Electronista 8:31 AM
  • "Apple confirms it will open a retail store in Rio de Janeiro, a first in Brazil" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "Hello, Rio. Apple Store to make first foray into Brazil" CNET News 9:07 AM
  • "Apple to open first store in South America" SlashGear 1:59 PM
  • "Apple under fire from activists for shooting down drone app: Petition presses Apple to allow app that maps U.S. drone strikes to be featured in company's mobile-app store. Group behind petition says map is meant to inform public about U.S. 'drone wars' -- not celebrate them." CNET News 2:13 PM
  • "Nokia's Apple attack: A better Maps app for iPhone" Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad get Nokia maps app, called Here" Crave @ CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Nokia Here maps app headed to iPhone and Android" TrustedReviews 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung Trounces Apple in Smartphone Sales" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "HTC Beats Apple in China, With Help From Allies" WSJ Blogs 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Stops Selling Warranty in Italy" WSJ Blogs 8:09 AM
  • "Apple under fire from activists for shooting down drone app" CNET News 9:26 PM
  • "Apple bans 'memory' games from iOS App Store: Cupertino surrenders to German trademark claim" The Register 9:41 PM
  • "Apple reportedly bans 'memory' games from App Store" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "Google Just Beat Siri to TV Voice Search" Gizmodo 8:47 AM
  • "Myersville council member not happy with his iPad" ["'I just don't see the use for it,' Councilman Brett Bidle said. 'I don't see how it will help me to better govern in my position.'"] Frederick News Post: Frederick, MD 9:23 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak to co-star with Danny Trejo in iOS action game, we hope there's a Segway level" Engadget 9:43 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak to star in new iOS game" V3 9:42 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak Speaks about 'Life Before Apple' At TEDx Brussels" MacTrast 10:56 AM
  • "Two scam apps stink up iTunes store, pulled thanks to Reg reader" The Register 8:28 AM
  • "Here's A BlackBerry 10 Device Next To An iPhone 5" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Musicians Slam Pandora's Plan to Slash Their Pay" PC Magazine 2:48 PM
  • "Adobe investigating potential data breach of 150,000 accounts" V3 11:54 AM
  • "AT&T to offer Asus Windows RT tablet with LTE for $499" IDG News Service 11:22 AM
  • "Still on the Lam, John McAfee Says He's Now In Disguise" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "3 detained in killing of Internet pioneer's neighbor in Belize" CNN 11:28 AM
  • "Murder in Belize: A guide to the long, strange tale of John McAfee" Fortune 10:55 AM
  • "Japanese Hardware Layoffs Continue: Panasonic To Cut 10K More Workers In The Next 5 Months" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Nokia to offer free maps app and service for rival handsets" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "RIM Adds Free Voice Calling Over Wi-Fi to BlackBerry Messenger" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "RIM Promises BlackBerry 10 Handsets Shortly After Launch: RIM insists that its BlackBerry 10 smartphones are nearly ready and will ship soon after the big January 30 launch event." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "Mighty Samsung weighs heavy on S Korea" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Samsung feud engulfs memorial service for founder" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "A 23-Year-Old's Tiny Cellphone Start-Up Now Looks to Take on the World" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Google TV Update Adds Voice Search, Improved Guide" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Facebook takes on Mother Nature by using open air cooling for N.C. data center" GigaOM 9:31 AM
  • "Built to win: Deep inside Obama's campaign tech" Ars Technica 10:24 AM
  • "Watch TidBITS Presents 'Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages" TidBITS 2:28 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: All about repairing Apples" TUAW 12:53 PM
  • "iPad mini reviews, Winer and Apple Store Riches!" Your Mac Life 12:49 PM
  • "Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus Talks About Tablet Choices, the iPad mini, and Teaching Tech" MacVoicesTV 11:37 AM
  • "Mac Roundtable #119: Android, Windows 8 Experiences, Pixel Density Wars, Linux on Old Macs and More" The Mac Roundtable 10:24 AM
  • "LTE 4th-gen iPads arrive at U.S. Apple Stores, not yet for sale" 9 to 5 Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Foxconn sees more MacBook orders from Apple" DigiTimes 9:44 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone grows to 5.5% share of all mobile phone sales" AppleInsider 10:23 AM
  • "Gartner: Apple and Samsung shipped nearly half of all smartphones in Q3" iDownload Blog 11:34 AM
  • "DIY Fusion Drives not for the timid" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "iPad mini carving new demand from the hide of PC sales more than existing iPads" AppleInsider 3:52 PM
  • "Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2%" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Investors Can Relax a Little Bit" ["After reports earlier in the week that the South Korean technology giant was raising application processor prices on Apple by as much as 20%, a Samsung Electronics official denied the reports to The Hankyoreh, a Seoul-based newspaper."] TheStreet 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung Official Reportedly Denies 20% Processor Price Hike For Apple" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Apple 'less innovative' at laptops than Lenovo: But beats the pants off rivals when it comes to selling them" The Register 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Skylanders Cloud Patrol For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "Critter Escape For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "Bunny Popper For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "Mac App Deal: Fall Mini-Bundle delivers 7 apps for $14.99" FairerPlatform 8:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:45 AM

  • "Apple iPad 4 review" BetaNews 3:52 PM
  • "First impressions and mini-review of the iPad mini" AppleTell 9:24 AM
  • "Lantronix xPrintServer Review: An affordable, easy to set up and use wireless print server tailored to iOS? Yes, please." 148Apps 1:43 PM
  • "Buying Guide: iPad cases" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Speck iPhone 5 cases are stylish, sturdy" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 8:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Siri versus Google Voice Search: Fight! We asked each voice search 20 questions to see which gave the best results." Ars Technica 2:42 PM
  • "First look: 1Password 4 for iOS" iMore 4:03 PM
  • "Fayve for iPad review: Find your Fayve movies from online services" CNET Reviews 12:54 PM
  • "The Best Way To Buy Groceries Is With A List That Can Be Shared On The iPhone" Mac 360 8:04 AM
  • "Hands-on with Gameloft's 'Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour'" Touch Arcade 8:45 AM
  • "'Wraithborne' Review - Fus Roh Derp" Touch Arcade 4:24 PM
  • "Appidemic: Slide Circus for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:43 AM
  • "Quirky App Of The Day: Clumsy Cat Destroys All That You Hold Dear" App Advice 2:45 PM
  • "NARR8 Review: NARR8 has great tech and artwork, but needs to improve the quality of the tales it wants to tell." 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Kitchen Knife Skills Review" 148Apps 9:25 AM
  • "Knightly Adventure Review" 148Apps 8:40 AM
  • "Cool Pizza Review" 148Apps 12:54 PM
  • "Shards Of Time Review" 148Apps 2:29 PM
  • "Last Fish Review" 148Apps 1:43 PM
  • "Share office documents between Windows and an iPad" PCWorld 9:41 PM
  • "How To Speed Up iOS Interface Animations Throughout The OS" Redmond Pie 8:43 AM
  • "How to Fix Your iPhone 5's Crappy Wi-Fi" Gizmodo 2:57 PM
  • "MacMost Now 787: iBooks Reading Options" MacMost 8:42 AM
  • "These Analysts Are Wrong About the iPad Mini" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 9:44 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak: Microsoft might be more innovative than Apple"  Neowin 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Gains Share in Mobile, Loses Smartphone Share" The Mac Observer 9:12 PM
  • "Rumor Has It: We'd take an iTV over an iPhone 5S any day/We don't even know what the iTV is, and we'd still rather have that than an iPhone 5S. Luckily (unluckily?) for us, Apple might be releasing both next year." CNET TV 4:06 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: A wrong way and a right way" Macworld [Insider Content] 3:53 PM
  • "The Nexus 4 Bumper: Google Latest Shameless Apple Ripoff" MacTrast 2:57 PM
  • "Why I Won't Be Buying An iPad mini (But Maybe An iPad 4) – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:56 AM
  • "iPad Mini First Impressions: Twitter Weighs In/About 10 days after the iPad mini first went on sale, the Twitterverse technorati are falling in love with Apple's miniature iPad all over again." PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Features alone won't make Apple enterprise-ready: IT doesn't just buy products. It enters into relationships with vendors, looking beyond features to find the right fit" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "The Great Apple Trade? For every one investor there are twenty traders. It is sad but true, most people are trying to get rich quick with stocks rather than wealthy slow." Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "Executive Shakeup at Microsoft; Apple's Evolution" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:54 AM
  • "There Really Isn't A Contest Between Samsung And Apple Over Smartphone Sales" App Advice 9:07 AM
  • "If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?"  ReadWrite 8:37 AM
  • "Is This Apple Abusing The Patent System Or The USPTO Abusing It?"  Forbes 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Finally Be A Threat To Apple In The Mobile Industry" BGR 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Wins in Microsoft's Vicious Cycle of PC Abuse" TheStreet 8:23 AM
  • "Is Apple's iMessage Killing Texting After All?"  ReadWrite 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung: hell no, we're not paying Apple any royalties!" VentureBeat 9:54 AM
  • "Samsung says it won't knuckle under to Apple" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Whoops! Apple's Website Claims The New iPad Is Thinner Than A Penny [Image] Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Blunders iPad Thickness Information"  Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "The iPad Mini vs. the iPad Biggie" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Is Apple's Stock A Good Buy? Or, Is It Time To Sell And Run For The Hills?" Mac 360 8:04 AM
  • "Heatmaps: How Apple Gets Customers To Stand In Line To Buy Their Newest Gadgets" PixoBebo 8:04 AM
  • "The BIG browser benchmark: All the latest browsers tested" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "One Simple Trick Could Disable a City's 4G Phone Network: High-speed LTE networks could be felled by a $650 piece of gear, says a new study." Technology Review 11:46 AM
  • "Instant facial recognition tech a two-edged sword: Retailers can use FaceFirst surveillance software to quickly identify potential shoplifters. But such technology raises privacy concerns." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Review: 6 slick open source routers" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "SMS use declines, but you aren't sending fewer texts. Wait, what?" Houston Chronicle 10:56 AM
  • "Charts of the day: Samsung vs. Apple vs. Google" Fortune 10:55 AM
  • "Trouble In Japan: Sharp Seeks Capital, Panasonic Slashes Jobs" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo aim to ship 40 million notebooks each in 2013, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:42 AM
  • "How AT&T got service back after Sandy" CNNMoney 10:36 AM
  • "Email privacy: What you need to know" [Video Report] CBS News 10:34 AM
  • "3 steps to a cloud database strategy that works" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "Google named 2nd best company to work for in the world" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "From Nokia to Angry Birds: Finland's tech economy whiplash" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Nokia Tumbles Amidst Competition From Apple, Samsung" PC Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "Nokia slips to seventh in global smartphone market" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "After Sinofsky Can Microsoft Move Beyond Windows?" Tech.pinions 11:12 AM
  • "Windows 8 Mastermind Had to Leave Microsoft Because He Was Too Much Like Steve Jobs" The Atlantic Wire 9:49 AM
  • "If Windows 8 is Doing So Well, Why Dump the Person in Charge?" The Tech Night Owl 8:08 AM
  • "Apple introduces In-Utero EarPods" Scoopertino 8:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Camera+ iOS app update brings new features to include Live Exposure, a front-flash and more" GadgeTell 9:40 PM
  • "TechCrunch Finally Has An iPhone App, And It Lets You Easily Share News And Read Things Later" TechCrunch 4:25 PM
  • "Quickly Email A Picture On iOS Using Pythonista" MacStories 3:52 PM
  • "Symmetry HD for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch | An Awesome Generative Drawing/Sketching App | Listen To Music and Relax! | Only $0.99" GearSprout 1:54 PM
  • "Awesome New Jawbone 'UP' Wristband Hits The Market" AppleBitch 12:23 PM
  • "Nara Brings Its Restaurant Recommendation Service To iOS And Android, Expands To 25 Cities" TechCrunch 10:59 AM
  • "Monitor Amazon Cloud Services On Your iPhone: Newvem's Cloud Smart Meter iPhone and iPad app provides analytics, efficiency reports for your Amazon cloud instances." InformationWeek 10:59 AM
  • "Belkin Expands Keyboard Lineup to New Apple iPad mini" Business Wire 10:23 AM
  • "New Dropcam iPad App Lets People Keep an Eye on the Things They Care About From Anywhere" Business Wire 10:23 AM
  • "A beautiful iOS app to help you find your dream apartment? Lovely." The Next Web 10:23 AM
  • "Lovely's Apartment Search Goes Mobile With Its New iPhone App" TechCrunch 10:14 AM
  • "One app to find them (apartment listings) all" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "MLink chassis allows Mac users to add PCIe card via Thunderbolt" Insanely Great Mac 9:07 AM
  • "Use Boomerang Accessory as iPad Mount or Stand – Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Stylin'" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Olloclip launches iPhone 5 fisheye, wide angled and macro lens, available end of November" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "tap tap tap ~ Camera+ 3.6 is here: 'It's a camera, not a flight simulator!'" tap tap tap 8:40 AM
  • "Camera+ Update Adds Front-Facing Flash, Horizon Level And Live Exposure Info" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Camera+ For iPhone Gets Lots Of New Features & Improvements In Latest Update" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "DoubleUp Doubles Down On iDevice Charging" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "YouTube iPhone 5 update is on the way says Google" T3 8:35 AM
  • "Scosche Unveals Lightning Chargers And Cables For iOS Devices" App Advice 8:31 AM
  • "Rome2rio launches iPhone app for its travel search engine" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Starring in New Video Game with Danny Trejo" Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "Wozniak to star in crazed iOS action game, rescuing missus 'J-Woz'" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "Fisheye + Wide Angle (+Macro) + 2X + 9X + 12X Telephoto Lens Combo for iPhone 5 (Smoky Black)" USBfever 8:01 AM
  • "Instant Cover - Your Facebook Makeover is Now Available for iPhone" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "Capture Contacts to SalesForce CRM Solution with ABBYY BCR" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "PassMaker Pro for Passbook iOS 6" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "1TapGuard - Burglar Alarm System for iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Brain Drain Tap Puzzle Game, the Ultimate Strategy Game, Now On iTunes" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "PhotoQuizFriends: Peep Facebook Pictures and Play at the Same Time: Free" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Monsters Slugger 1.0-Flicking Baseball Inspired Game with Cute Creatures" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "LifeTicker Pro Receives Its First Big Update" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Grubber Launches Bill-Splitting Food Journal iPhone App" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Ultimate Downloader Pro - Downloading Made Simple for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "New Movie Player+ App - Add Real Time Video Filters and Special Effects" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Move On - Transit App with Voice Available for iPhone" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Guess Funny Famous Faces in The Big Celeb Quiz for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Funny Faces Camera app makes a bold promise: No more dull iPhone photos" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Despite the Hurricane Sandy, NYC developers launch new Karaoke App" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "CloudClipboard is a New Clipboard Manager for Your iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Charm Tale Quest for iOS: A Captivating Race to Collect Precious Stones" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "ABCD - Children Learning the Alphabet - Letters for Kids" prMac 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows exec's abrupt exit is poor timing for Microsoft: The departure of Steven Sinofsky, the executive in charge of the Windows business, is also seen as a sign that CEO Steve Ballmer has no plans to step down soon." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Ballmer comes not to praise Sinofsky but to bury him" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's Karia Jumps Ship to Silicon Valley Bank" WSJ Blogs 12:13 PM
  • "Here's A Clue About How Many Surface Tablets Microsoft Made" Business Insider 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft hit with lawsuit over Surface's storage space" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "Nokia sees no change in relationship with Microsoft" Reuters 10:05 AM
  • "Attention shoppers: Patch Internet Explorer immediately before you shop online/Microsoft released six new security bulletins. One is a critical update for Internet Explorer that users should patch before shopping online" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "MS plugs 'highly exploitable' IE 9 hole in November Patch Tuesday" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Skype tackles hack vulnerability that put accounts at risk" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Skype Vulnerability, Now Blocked, Allowed Account Hijack" BYTE 10:16 AM
  • "Skype fixes major security flaw, re-enables password resets" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Windows Longhorn: still the most exciting Windows UI to date" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "IBM kills Lotus brand, readies beta of Notes/Domino Social Edition: A final version will start shipping during Q1 next year" IDG News Service 10:38 AM
  • "Dell to sell Brit firm's 'fastest in the world' HPC arrays: Deal inked, Xyratex gets chance to ride the elephant" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "Video: Oracle Outlines Aggressive Cloud Play" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "AMD Says It Isn't Actively Pursuing a Sale of the Company" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "AMD Says It's Not Pursuing A Sale Of The Company" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "Is AMD Up for Sale? AMD Answers with a Firm 'No!'" LAPTOP Magazine 1:44 PM
  • "Inside Intel's Haswell with tour guide David Kanter" EE Times 10:44 AM
  • "Cisco's John Chambers on Growth Prospects" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Cisco Sees Growth Opportunities in Europe" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "Why Cisco CEO John Chambers Loves Canada" AllThingsD 12:10 PM
  • "Cisco CFO: Our Vision's Working" [Video Report] TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "Cisco to build small cellular base stations, Chambers says" IDG News Service 11:24 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers downplays danger of trade war over Huawei" IDG News Service 11:24 AM
  • "Is Oracle Really Better Than IBM And SAP?" Seeking Alpha 4:28 PM
  • "Obama signs secret directive to help thwart cyberattacks" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Obama Secret Order Authorizes Cybersecurity Strikebacks: Secret policy details how military units may be used to launch offensive cyber operations in the wake of online attacks against the United States." InformationWeek 9:33 PM
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Industry News
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  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:36 PM
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